Newport Shipyard Personalities: Chris Nicholson & Casey Smith - Team Newport Shipyard
Currently competing in the 505 World Championship in San Francisco, CA are three-time 505 world champion Chris Nicholson of Australia and crew Casey Smith, who after three races are situated nicely in second place, following leaders Mike Holt and Carl Smith by just five points.
Sponsored by Newport Shipyard, Nicolson (known as 'Nico') and Smith are good friends of the Shipyard and have spent many hours here while working for PUMA Ocean Racing. Fitted with a complete Newport Shipyard wardrobe prior to their departure, Nico and Casey are already taking the fleet by storm.
On behalf of the entire team here, we wish them Shipyard luck and success against the other 90 teams entered. Sail fast, do us proud, and bring home the hardware!
To follow Nico & Casey's results, log on to: www.505sapworldchampionship2009.com